It might be obvious that if a couple is getting a divorce those individuals probably have a hard time agreeing on many topics. But, just because that was the state of the relationship in the months or years leading up to the divorce doesn't mean that the couple can't attempt to work together in the divorce process to get the legal matters behind them and move on with their lives. This is where divorce mediation can come into play.
Although many New Jersey residents probably think that every divorce case is a bitter feud between two soon-to-be ex-spouses, that isn't always the case. Some couples can actually work together, relatively speaking, in order to advance the case in a civil and purposeful way. In these types of cases, mediation of the divorce case can have many distinct advantages as opposed to courtroom litigation.
It is understandable that many people who are going through a divorce in New Jersey might get sidetracked during the process by emotions and minor points that may not have a significant impact on a person's life after the divorce process is finalized. If a couple decides to go through divorce mediation, one of the goals of the process will likely be to stay focused and get through the list of issues that need to be addressed to finalize the divorce. But, staying focused may be easier said than done.
No one gets married thinking that the union might end in a divorce, but we all know by now that the reality is that many marriages do end in this manner. While it may seem unfortunate to those who are on the outside looking in, for the couple who is going through the divorce the process may be putting an end to a relationship that simply wasn't working anymore and, therefore, both of the soon-to-be ex-spouses can look forward to another chapter in life.
There are probably quite a few New Jersey residents who make the decision to get a divorce without fully assessing the options for getting through the process. For some, there is a preconceived notion that the divorce case must play out in a courtroom, with arguments made in front of a family law judge. However, for many couples, there is another option: divorce mediation.
Thousands of New Jersey residents go through the divorce process each year. Although no one enters into a marriage with expectations that a divorce may be necessary at some point in the future, the reality is that divorce is fairly common. In many cases, there is no one to blame; it would just be better for everyone involved if the marriage came to an end. If you are still able to maintain a somewhat decent relationship with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, divorce mediation may be an option to help get you through the divorce process a bit more smoothly.
Although this blog has discussed under what circumstances divorce mediation can be a good option, an equally important consideration for Marlton, New Jersey, residents is who to choose as a mediator.
Especially for those who have no experience with it, divorce mediation or child custody mediation outside the context of divorce can be a daunting prospect. In light of that, some people may wonder what exactly they should bring to their mediation and how they should prepare for it.
Many of the previous posts on this blog have discussed how Marlton, New Jersey, couples often try and may even be ordered to try mediation when they are having a custody or parenting time dispute.